Kyle Lohse Finally Signs

Kyle Lohse has reportedly agreed terms with the Brewers – three years and #33 million Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Multiple sources report that Kyle Lohse has agreed terms with the Milwaukee Brewers. Lohse provides stability and innings to the Brewers rotation and makes the NL Central a bit more interesting.

As I suggested Lohse and super Agent Scott Boras had to back off $14-15M target and four to five year contract talk. Bob Nightengale of USA today says the contract is three years and $33M.  That’s an AAV of $11M and about right for Kyle Lohse based on his career.

For Boras this is another not great deal. Like Lohse, Michael Bourn signed a four year $12M deal late after asking for five years and $15M a year immediately after last season. Perhaps the Boras hypnosis of GMs and owners is wearing thin as luxury tax starts to bite a bit or perhaps he just misread the market. In either case any way you spin this, for these two clients, Boras misjudged things badly.

Topics: Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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  • Aaron Somers

    Sounds as though Lohse will get $4 Million in 2013 and then $11 Million in 2014 and 2015. The other $7-8 Million is deferred. Lohse may have been forced to wait almost until the season started to sign a deal but still ended up making out pretty well.

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